Collateral consequences of an ever-expanding prison system

Kinner, Stuart A.; Milloy, M-J
March 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/22/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 5, p632
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the shortcomings in the Canadian Conservative government's plan to spend over 235 million dollars on expanding federal correctional centers. It says that the view of the plan's supporters does not recognize that prisoners are also part of the society, adding that much could be gained by backing the reintegration of prisoners already in the system. It mentions that studies suggest that most ex-prisoners reoffend and that illicit drug use is a key risk factor for recidivism.


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